Friday, January 20, 2012

St.Louis Chief Isom Credits Community Involvement

 Community involvement and a new innovative approach are the reasons behind the  year 2011 having the lowest levels of reported crimes in St. Louis in decades.
A 5.8 percent decrease in major crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies/thefts, vehicle thefts and arson, The decline is the lowest since 1967.
 The Post Dispatch reported that St.Louis police officials noted that  2012′s rape totals are likely to increase  because the Federal government has expanded its definition to include other types of sexual assaults that were not previously included.
St.Louis Police Chief Dan Isom feels that this is a great start from where we were in 2010 crediting programs such as the Neighborhood Ownership Model program, in which residents work with police to solve crimes.

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